I am enjoying the holiday season way more now than before Christmas. The work and stress is done and I like not having to quickly work on one project and rush on to the next. I am especially enjoying our Christmas tree.
When we bought our (real) Christmas tree this year it was precut, but super fresh. There was a shortage of trees and many were shipped out west to meet the demand there. There were less trees to choose from AND they hiked up the price. Our tree was a tad shorter this year and a tad more expensive. No problem! It was still a joy to light it up!
Because the tree was so fresh, it didn’t smell like Christmas-y pine tree. Only when the tree stops drinking and is really dying does it smell like pine. Our tree started to actually smell a few days ago. I love it! Every time I walk past I get to smell Christmas. As you can imagine I am NOT taking down Christmas yet.
I am a little disappointed in my neighbors. We live in a rural subdivision. As of last night half of the neighborhood had taken down their Christmas lights. When I peak out of my windows tonight I see not one house with Christmas lights. The neighborhood is dark everywhere… except MY house! We didn’t put up a ton of lights, but to heck with that if I am taking down my lights just when I get to enjoy the peace of Christmas. My lights and tree are staying up at least one more week, if not, longer!
In the crafting world I think I am supposed to be rushing on to the next holiday: Valentine’s Day. That’s not happening quite yet. I am going to go enjoy my Christmas tree some more.
Have a blessed Epiphany! Wisemen still seek him!